The SR-71 Blackbird is a marvel. I had hoped when I was a child that by the year 2012 we’d have the technology that would allow each man to have his own Blackbird parked next to the family station wagon.
This great shot of Steve McQueen on the British set of 1962′s The War Lover, it’s the story of a daring WWII bomber pilot with a death wish.
The Hawker Hurricane never quite achieved the notoriety of the Spitfire, this may be a bit of an historical oversight though when you look back at the actual statistics of the Second World War.
In some respects, Amy Johnson was the British version of Amelia Earhart. Although she never achieved the same fame both of the women were pioneers in flight, both set multiple world records and both died young in tragic, water related accidents.
In many respects, Amelia Earhart is the very embodiment of a modern, 20th century woman.
Hot Air Ballooning as a hobby is one of those activities I’ve never really considered. It seems like a lot of fun and I’m assuming that champagne is drunk each time you’re aloft, there doesn’t seem to be much else to do once airborne except pull the “make fire” toggle.
The De Havilland dh.89 Dragon Rapide Biplane is one of the most captivating of the pre-war commercial airliners, the aircraft is widely considered to be the best commercial aircraft..
Waco Aircraft are one of those companies that just keeps on, keeping on. Originally founded in 1919 the company built some of the most infamous biplanes the world has ever seen before going into receivership in 1947 due to war time orders drying up. In 1983 the company was resurrected and the new team set…
The site LeContainer is possibly the best source of stunning mechanised imagery that you’ll find anywhere. This photograph is a great example of their regular faire…
Mary Guthrie flew Hurricanes on transport missions during the second world war, although she never saw combat she was widely considered to be a highly capable pilot by all her knew her.
WWII documentaries always fascinate me, this film by Ewan MacGregor is a brilliant insight into lives of the Lancaster crews of the war. There is some special significance here for me because my Great Uncle Alf was a bombardier or bomb aimer on the Lancaster during the war, he was one of the lucky ones who survived.
The Vought F4U Corsair was an astonishing airplane, I never knew it was this versatile though.